FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 9, 2016
National Communications Director
DLCC CELEBRATES STATEHOUSE VICTORIES NATIONWIDE
Democrats Pick Up Legislative Chamber Majorities and Gain Ground
in States Across the Country
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Executive Director Jessica Post lauded the pickup of at least three Democratic legislative majorities in the Nevada Assembly, the Nevada Senate, and the New Mexico House. Additionally, Democrats expanded our majorities in the California Assembly, Washington House, New Mexico Senate and flipped seats in Maine, Kansas, Texas, Florida, New Hampshire, Arizona, Idaho, and Wyoming, with more gains to come as additional results come in. Democrats now hold 100 percent of the seats in the Hawaii Senate and retained crucial majorities in chambers elsewhere. These down-ballot victories are a bright spot for Democrats in the 2016 elections.
“Congratulations to the new and returning Democratic legislative leaders and lawmakers who triumphed on a challenging election night,” said Post. “DLCC’s investments and strategies in these down-ballot races empowered many of our candidates to overcome the challenges presented by this unique election cycle. Election 2016’s red wave fell short at the state legislative level, and Democratic legislators who champion progress, equal rights for all, and the middle-class values that make America great continue to fight for families in statehouses nationwide.
“DLCC is grateful for the leadership of Chairman Mike Gronstal, our board members, and our partners in the battle to build Democratic power in statehouses nationwide,” Post continued. “Our nation’s forward progress depends on thwarting the ultra-conservative agenda pushed by GOP lawmakers across the country. Democratic lawmakers nationwide continue the fight against Republican policies to suppress voting, deny equal rights, oppress LGBT Americans, restrict choice, and undermine the economic security of hardworking families, because Americans everywhere deserve better.”
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